In Lebanon

No matter where he is, an Antonine monk always remembers his mission: to constantly remind the people that they are on a journey, a pilgrimage towards the Kingdom.
From the already established monasteries that are places for prayer and common fraternal life, the Antonine monks start their journey and embark in their mission, not only in all Lebanese regions, but they also go beyond the borders of the country.
Most of the monasteries of the Antonine Order were built or expanded by the monks themselves, as it shows in the documents preserved in the Historical Archives of the Order. As for the distribution of the monasteries among different regions, this constitutes a clear indicator of the objectives of the Order and its religious mission.

Saint Simon the Stylite    Monastery of Saint Simon the Stylite
(Established in 1756, Patronal day: September 1st)


This mountain monastery constitutes a privileged place for spiritual resourcing and going back to the roots for the monks who lead an active life in town. In addition, and through a simple life full of prayer and work, the monks of the said monastery work in agriculture, rear livestock, and offer through their exemplary lives, a peaceful testimony of simplicity and authenticity for visitors and inhabitants of neighboring villages.


Aïn El Kabou
Tel: 04/280491